The Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur
About This Show
Kate Toon – Copywriter, SEO lover and Misfit Entrepreneur
While most small business owners network before breakfast and hustle 24/7, Kate Toon took a different approach.
She built her business empire from her back garden shed while wearing pyjamas, watching Netflix and eating crisps.
Kate isn’t your stereotypical entrepreneur. But she created not one but three highly successful businesses without any master plan, rich investors, or input from smarmy sales gurus.
In Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur, Kate shares how she went from business nobody to business success. Packed with tips, hints, stories and strategies, it’s a hilarious, honest and non-fluffy guide to being the kind of entrepreneur YOU want to be.
So if you’re sick of trying to do ALL THE THINGS, optimising the crap out of everything and wasting money on expensive six-figure-business schemes, this is the book for you.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
E10: Super Powers with Melanie Spring
I was never a child prodigy. I didn’t grow up being excellent at gymnastics. (You should see me trying to do a forward roll.) I can’t really play any instruments, except the recorder with my nose. And while I can say, “I love you because you’re a tall and handsome man” in Cantonese, my language skills are a bit rubbish. I’ve never been really good at anything. Just okayish at a lot of things. If I were a superhero I’d have an ‘M’ on my cape for Mediocre Woman! (And no, I’m not being self-deprecating here. I love me. But I also know my strengths and weaknesses.) But looking at some entrepreneurs out there in social media land, you’d think you need a superpower to succeed, whether it’s inventing your own brand of yoghurt when you were eight or having a chain of poodle massage shops by age 22. We’ve been sold the idea that to be a success you need to be horrendously attractive, a chino-wearing supernerd or someone with a beard. (I’m 99% convinced Branson would be nothing if he was cleanly shaven.) Oh, and it also helps if you’re bald. I’m none of these things. But I quickly realised it was important to appreciate my superpowers, however boring and pathetic they seemed. (Yes, I know ‘appreciating my superpowers’ might sound a bit ‘woo woo,’ but bear with me.) We all have superpowers. And if we can identify them, they can really help make our business a success. Tune in to learn: In this episode we cover: What are superpowers? Why are they important? How do you find out what your superpowers are? Who would play Kate and Melanie in a movie? What are Kate’s superpowers? What are Melanie’s superpowers? Are superpowers part of our nature or does it come down to nurture? What to do if your superpowers are bad things?Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Zoe Heard from Get Heard
Encouraging knowledge-bombs for business newbies
There is so much that I love about The Misfits podcast. Most of all, it's the honesty with which Kate and her guests talk about their business lives.
Being a business owner is hard work, especially when you're starting out. It's encouraging to hear Kate talk about topics that affect most small business owners. How to tackle Imposter Syndrome and the importance of persistence are valuable lessons for new business owners. It's reassuring to hear seasoned experts admit they suffer from these problems too.
Thank you for your honesty Kate, and for many laughs along the way.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of
Relatable and hilarious wisdom
I wasn't entirely comfortable holding the label "entrepreneur", but Kate and her guests welcomed me in to this crazy community of flawed and passionate folk who dared to try doing our own thing. Laugh-out-loud funny, which is a bit awkward when walking alone with headphones in, but worth the weird looks to hear these delicious insights.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of
LOVE THIS SHOW
I'm not much of a pod cast listener but this caught my eye and I listen to the first episode and spent the entire time either laughing or frantically nodding my head. Love it.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of
The only problem is that... like traditional TV vs Netflix.. I have to wait for each new eposide!
Date published: 2017-11-13